Wine Classes


OTTO hosts wine classes twice weekly. These fun and educational experiences are hosted at the standing high-top tables in the front of the restaurant, the Enoteca. Each class includes tastes of five wines (three reds and two whites, unless otherwise noted) and lasts approximately 90 minutes. To complement our selection of wines, classes include the chef’s selection of artisanal cheeses and house-cured meats. All classes are led by a Sommelier from OTTO’s knowledgeable and enthusiastic wine team. For reference, all classes are $60 per person, unless otherwise noted.
Please be advised that class prices are exclusive of gratuity, 3% admin fee and tax.

To make a reservation in a public wine class, please email or call the restaurant at 212.995.9559. 

Saturday Afternoon Classes at 2:00pm  


Back to the Basics – May 5th 
For our newcomers to Otto’s wine tastings, we’ll be going through every step of the wine making process and even give some tips on tasting. With this, you’ll be showing off to your friends in no time.

Under the Tuscan Sun – May 12th, $75 per person 
Tuscany is home to some of the greatest wines of Italy, that have gradually become household names over time. From monoliths like Chianti Classico, to more obscure wines like Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, here’s a look into some of the wines and traditions that go on in this beautiful region.

Island of Conquest – May 19th 
Slowly making its way into becoming a major trend and pocket pick within the wine lover’s community, the wines coming from the island of Sicily are gradually coming up on the radar. As an island of conquest, it is interesting to look at the wines of the region and how this area has been affected culturally by the multiple groups that had taken over.

Italian Cellar-Masters – May 26th, $140 per person
 While Italians have been making wine for centuries now, there are a few prestigious estates that have really put their respective regions on the map. We will dive into everything from their stories, the region itself, and just how they’ve achieved greatness in every bottle.

     Tuesday Evening Classes at 6:30pm 


Forgotten Heroes – May 8th 
Your everyday Italian wine consumer may be familiar with the names of Nebbiolo, Sangiovese, even Montepulciano. With over two-thousand different native grape varieties (including clones), it is very easy for a lot of the amazing varietals to get overlooked and forgotten. In this class we’ll examine some less well known names in the game. 

Tis the Season for Rosé – May 15th 
Finally coming into a bit of the warmer season in New York and it’s about time we start talking about rosé. With the first of our 2017 vintages coming in, its an exciting time to taste and get a better look into how these perfectly seasonal wines are made.

Comparing Aglianico – May 22nd 
With three different areas on our list where you can find Aglianico, we find it only fitting to have an intensive class on it. Having this chance, is a true exploration into terroir and how these grapes show in their respective regions.

Aggressively Abruzzo – May 29th 
While most people think of Montepulciano, many don’t know much about the area that it comes from, let alone the other wines produced there. From Pecorino (the wine) to the wonderful blends of Rosso Piceno, we’ll take a deep dive into what makes this region special.



Reservation Information

To make a reservation in a public wine class, please email or call the restaurant at 212.995.9559.  

Private Wine Classes

Can’t make one of our public sessions? Looking for a special event? Private wine classes are available for groups of 8-30 guests. For more information, please contact our team at

Further Questions

If you have any further questions, please email us at or call us at 212-995-9559.

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